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$75k to create letterpress jobs in Hartford

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  • Scott Rubel
    http://bit.ly/stimhartford Stimulate that letterpress printing (even if the letterpress printer didn t exist to begin with)! Speaking as a letterpress
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 15, 2009
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      http://bit.ly/stimhartford

      Stimulate that letterpress printing (even if the "letterpress printer"
      didn't exist to begin with)! Speaking as a letterpress printer, I look
      on this news with envy, but good for them, anyway! Seeing the
      photograph, it looks like Adrienne Gale scored a Vandercook for $75k!
      No. Let's say the press was bought at the highest price I've heard of
      for the Vandercook that size; $6,000. That leaves $69k to pay for ten
      students at nine hours a week at $10 per hour. This little letterpress
      shop is going to get our money's worth ("our" being the taxpayer)
      because most of these students will find nine hours not enough fun and
      going to wind up donating much more time than they collect stimulus
      checks for. So, at $900 of stimubucks per week, this shop has labor to
      turn out its greeting cards for 76 weeks, minus maybe one to five grand
      for supplies and repairs I figure this to be 71 weeks. So, if my shop
      were in Hartford, Ida hada chance at 6 years of students labor? Good
      going, Ms. Gale. And good for Hartford, creating jobs in letterpress!

      --
      Scott
    • matthew lamoureux
      Hmm right in my back yard. . . I knew I should have started that Non Profit when I thought of it. . . . Matthew LAMMY Lamoureux Full Metal Press - Operis
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 15, 2009
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        Hmm right in my back yard. . . I knew I should have started that Non Profit when I thought of it. . . .

        Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
        Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae


        Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.
        Thomas Jefferson


        When Benjamin Franklin exited the Constitutional Convention, he was asked by a woman, "Sir, what have you given us?" He replied, "A Republic, Ma'am, if you can keep it".




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        From: Scott Rubel <scott@...>
        To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tue, December 15, 2009 12:13:36 PM
        Subject: [PPLetterpress] $75k to create letterpress jobs in Hartford


        http://bit.ly/stimhartford

        Stimulate that letterpress printing (even if the "letterpress printer"
        didn't exist to begin with)! Speaking as a letterpress printer, I look
        on this news with envy, but good for them, anyway! Seeing the
        photograph, it looks like Adrienne Gale scored a Vandercook for $75k!
        No. Let's say the press was bought at the highest price I've heard of
        for the Vandercook that size; $6,000. That leaves $69k to pay for ten
        students at nine hours a week at $10 per hour. This little letterpress
        shop is going to get our money's worth ("our" being the taxpayer)
        because most of these students will find nine hours not enough fun and
        going to wind up donating much more time than they collect stimulus
        checks for. So, at $900 of stimubucks per week, this shop has labor to
        turn out its greeting cards for 76 weeks, minus maybe one to five grand
        for supplies and repairs I figure this to be 71 weeks. So, if my shop
        were in Hartford, Ida hada chance at 6 years of students labor? Good
        going, Ms. Gale. And good for Hartford, creating jobs in letterpress!

        --
        Scott







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      • Graham and Kathy
        Seems like the writers of the article are mixing up two stories, one to do with setting up a letterpress workshop and the other to do with local arts funding
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 15, 2009
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          Seems like the writers of the article are mixing up two stories, one to do
          with setting up a letterpress workshop and the other to do with local arts
          funding in general. $10 an hour seems reasonable for apprentices, and it
          states clearly the organizer is not paid from the funding. Seems a neat way
          of getting an apprentice programme working.


          Graham Moss

          Incline Press
          36 Bow Street
          Oldham OL1 1SJ England

          http://www.inclinepress.com




          On 15/12/09 17:13, "Scott Rubel" <scott@...> wrote:

          > http://bit.ly/stimhartford
          >
          > Stimulate that letterpress printing (even if the "letterpress printer"
          > didn't exist to begin with)! Speaking as a letterpress printer, I look
          > on this news with envy, but good for them, anyway! Seeing the
          > photograph, it looks like Adrienne Gale scored a Vandercook for $75k!
          > No. Let's say the press was bought at the highest price I've heard of
          > for the Vandercook that size; $6,000. That leaves $69k to pay for ten
          > students at nine hours a week at $10 per hour. This little letterpress
          > shop is going to get our money's worth ("our" being the taxpayer)
          > because most of these students will find nine hours not enough fun and
          > going to wind up donating much more time than they collect stimulus
          > checks for. So, at $900 of stimubucks per week, this shop has labor to
          > turn out its greeting cards for 76 weeks, minus maybe one to five grand
          > for supplies and repairs I figure this to be 71 weeks. So, if my shop
          > were in Hartford, Ida hada chance at 6 years of students labor? Good
          > going, Ms. Gale. And good for Hartford, creating jobs in letterpress!
          >
          > --
          > Scott
        • Peter Fraterdeus
          Graham Indeed. The whole point to the stimulus is getting money moving through the economy. I d love to get both the funding and the local acknowledgement that
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 15, 2009
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            Graham

            Indeed. The whole point to the stimulus is getting money moving
            through the economy.

            I'd love to get both the funding and the local acknowledgement that
            there's something of value in letterpress printing.

            Cheers, and A Happy Stimulus to all ;-)

            PF

            On 15 Dec 2009, at 4:12 PM, Graham and Kathy wrote:

            > Seems like the writers of the article are mixing up two stories, one
            > to do
            > with setting up a letterpress workshop and the other to do with
            > local arts
            > funding in general. $10 an hour seems reasonable for apprentices,
            > and it
            > states clearly the organizer is not paid from the funding. Seems a
            > neat way
            > of getting an apprentice programme working.
            >
            >
            > Graham Moss
            >
            > Incline Press
            > 36 Bow Street
            > Oldham OL1 1SJ England
            >
            > http://www.inclinepress.com
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > On 15/12/09 17:13, "Scott Rubel" <scott@...> wrote:
            >
            >> http://bit.ly/stimhartford

            Peter Fraterdeus
            Exquisite Letterpress from Slow Print Studios
            http://slowprint.com/
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